In the news…
- Apple Music has come to Android phones. As people download the app and dissect it, they will doubtless be looking at how Apple builds on Android, what features are ported over from iOS and what Apple’s music philosophy looks like in the mobile age. Check out this interview with Apple’s SVP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, about exactly those things. Tech Crunch interview.
- “Why would you buy a PC anymore?” Tim Cook, who reportedly does 80% of his work on the device, asked the crowd at an Apple store in London this week. “No, really, why would you buy one?” Steve Jobs once said tablets are cars and laptops are trucks, but the iPad’s always had one key problem; it is ill-suited to the work people do at work. The apps don’t do enough. The tablet isn’t powerful enough. The screen isn’t big enough. But all that’s changed with the iPad Pro. Wired article.
- An Australian Apple staff member has been caught on camera ejecting six black teenagers from a store over fears they “might steal something”. Apple has been accused of racism after the footage was posted on social media. In the clip, a male staff member is heard saying: “These guys are just a bit worried about your presence in our store. They’re just a bit worried you might steal something.” The boys retort saying: “Why would we steal something?” to which the staff member replies: “Guys, end of discussion. I need to ask you to leave our store.” Shocking, Apple. ITV story.
- Although Apple has yet to confirm the existence of its supposed connected car under the cover of ‘Project Titan’, it seems like every week brings a new clue it is. Sixty Eight Research, a firm widely believed to be a front for Apple’s effort in the automotive business, recently attended the 17th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference in Germany. Participants included almost every major automotive company including BMW, which was reported to be in talks with Apple to license some technology earlier this year. 9to5Mac article.